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Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and JP Morgan Chase & Co. Launch Independent Study Track within Veterans Career Transition Program

May 15, 2013

Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University and JP Morgan Chase & Co. Launch Independent Study Track within Veterans Career Transition Program


Dan Cohen
: (315) 443-6898

Program Manager | Veterans Career Transition Program

 

VCTPlogoThe Institute for Veterans and Military Families at Syracuse University, in partnership with JP Morgan Chase & Co., is excited to announce the launch of the Veterans Career Transition Program Independent Study Track.

Since July 2011, veterans have been participating in the Veterans Career Transition Program (formerly Veterans Technology Program), which is delivered at no cost to post-9/11 veterans and paid for in entirety by a grant from JPMorgan Chase & Co.  VCTP is focused on providing instruction which:

  • Assists veterans as they translate education, experience, skills and training from a military to civilian environment to be a competitive candidate for recruitment and hiring
  • Provides connections to specific education and training programs, business/industry coalitions focused on veteran employment and information about national and state-level opportunities and benefits for veterans and their families
  • Shows veterans how to develop the soft skills necessary to succeed in a civilian corporate or government environment, particularly in business sectors not closely connected to the military

Beginning May 15th, in addition to its traditional quarterly, advisor-supported offering, the program will be offered as an Independent Study Track, to facilitate continued growth of the program across a unique population with diverse needs and to assist as many veterans as possible.

In the Independent Study Track, veterans will have six months of access to a variety of classes and a bank of 25 courses to design their own program. Veterans can enroll through an individual admissions process at any time to gain access to our large library of online coursework covering all subject matters, such as professional and personal development, leadership, information technology, operations, accounting and finance. Through the Independent Study Track, veterans can pick and choose individual online classes in areas that interest them and support their individual career development needs. For participants who complete the entire learning paths associated with select industry certification exams, the program will pay associated exam fees for industry certification.

  • For individual learners – participants will not have an advisor
  • Start classes immediately
  • Industry certification available
  • Program does not result in an SU certificate (which allows participants to start any day, rather than waiting for quarterly enrollment cycles)

Through online courses—accessible from any location, at any time–veterans have the opportunity to gain an understanding and insight into the corporate culture of civilian business/industry, government and other civilian sector employment opportunities.

Eligibility

Participants must be a post-9/11 veteran OR current military service member within one year of transition from military service to the civilian workforce. This includes Guard and Reserve members who have civilian sector employment, or will be transitioning into the civilian sector within one year. Participants may be employed and seeking career advancement or change, underemployed (working in a field other than their qualifications would prepare them for, or working for lower salary or fewer hours than they would like) or unemployed. VCTP requires an application (which reviews their preparedness and likelihood of success in the program) as well as their career goals and fit with the program’s offerings.

Cost

The program is offered at no-cost to post-9/11 veterans who have served on active duty at any time since 9/11/2001. Costs are currently underwritten by JPMC as part of their extensive collaboration with Syracuse University and as founding partner of the IVMF. Certification exam preparation and exams may be paid for by the program based on progress in the courses, and in the case of exams, results on preparation exams.

Additional Offerings within VCTP

[Professional Skills Track]

The Career Track gives veterans skills to effectively prepare for and execute job searches, including company research, and résumé and cover letter writing. Participants become official SU students and receive non-credit certificates upon completion. This track also offers a foundation to advanced level courses in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Participants will be assigned an academic advisor to assist them as they progress through the program.

  • Access courses for up to one full year
  • Academic advisors available
  • Classes begin quarterly

Apply Now

[Tech Track]
Interested in launching a career in information technology but not sure where to start? The Tech Track is focused on preparing transitioning service members for their next careers in operations or IT. Participants become official SU students and receive non-credit certificates upon completion. Where applicable, the program will pay the graduate’s associated exam fees for industry certification.

Apply Now

Please contact Dan Cohen, Program Manager of the Veterans Career Transition Program, with any questions or concerns. He can be reached at (315) 443-6898 or via email at veteranscertificate@syr.edu.

 

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